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September 15, 1994

Pitt gets AID grant for Eastern Europe program

Pitt has received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to continue training and educating free market economists and business people in the former communist-bloc countries of Eastern Europe.

The program will be implemented by the University Center for International Studies, Katz Graduate School of Business and the Department of Economics and will be used to help the Czechoslovak Management Center (CMC) and the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economic Institute (CERGE-EI) . Both Prague-based institutions are managed by Pitt.

Jan Svejnar, a Czech-born economist and professor in Pitt's economics department, oversees the CERGE-EI effort; Daniel Fogel, associate dean of the Katz GSB, directs the CMC project.

CERGE-EI is an academically-oriented graduate school housed inside Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences that produces Ph.D.'s in market economics and conducts research in economics.

CMC is more applied-oriented and offers master's degrees in business administration. It also conducts business seminars and offers consulting services to emerging businesses and entrepreneurs.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 27 Issue 2

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